[makedumpfile] config file -- OSRELEASE

Jay Lan jlan at sgi.com
Tue May 29 15:46:43 EDT 2007

Bernhard Walle wrote:
> Hi,
> is there any reason why the kernel version saved in the configuration
> file is the version of the running kernel and not the version for
> which the config file is for?

Yep, i figured that was my problem.
I copied my vmlinux, which is a 2.6.18-8.el5, to my disk server,
which is a

I would think the OSRELEASE of the CONFIGFILE generated from
'makedumpfile -g CONFIGFILE -x VMLINUX' would be the version
of VMLINUX. Instead, it said: OSRELEASE=,
which caused 'makedumpfile -i' to complain about:
   CONFIGFILE and VMCORE don't match

I think it is a bug? You would want to ensure the version of
the VMLINUX and VMCORE match.

> It's a big problem because my plan was to ship the configuration files
> with the kernel RPMs in SLES. 

I love this idea!

 - jay

> However, we don't build the kernels on
> systems which run the kernel that is just built -- so that's not
> possible.
> I think from implementation point of view it's not a problem, that's
> why I ask and didn't create a patch.
> Thanks,
>    Bernhard

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